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Assistant Professor of Public Health

Apply now Job no: 494678
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty, Tenure Track, Full Time

College of Health and Human Development

Department of Public Health

Assistant Professor

Fall 2020


The Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Biostatistics/Applied Public Health Statistics with appointment to begin Fall 2020. The Department (with approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 60 graduate students) offers a B.S. in Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and global health), and a Master of Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health, and gerontological health). The Department offers multiple opportunities for research collaboration within and outside of its three research centers and across substantive areas and populations. Visit the Department of Public Health (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/pubh) and University (http://www.fullerton.edu) websites for additional information about our programs, offerings, and faculty. 


California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include public health courses in applied measurement and statistics. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship/creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.


Required Qualifications

The appointee must have:

  • An earned doctorate in biostatistics or closely related field by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to provide high-quality undergraduate and/or graduate education and demonstrated ability or potential to teach courses in applied measurement and/or statistics to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Focused, ongoing, or potential for scholarly and creative activity in statistical applications to public health
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations, and potential for obtaining external grants and funding
  • Potential for leadership activities in professional associations
  • The ability to work collegially with diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • The ability to actively contribute through service to both the university and professional associations


Preferred Qualifications

The department is particularly interested in candidates in applied public health statistics with expertise in mental health and/or substance use or their determinants. Individuals interested and experienced in advancing the University’s strategic plan and high impact practice goals are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Appointment Date

August 2020


Application Procedure

A complete online application must be received in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to view all job listings, then select 494678 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of intent addressing the required and preferred (if applicable) qualifications listed above, including a teaching philosophy (including a discussion of teaching philosophy and courses most suited to teach), summary of teaching experience, service, and a brief overview of research agenda;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Three samples of teaching materials previously or currently used (or equivalent), such as course syllabus (if applicable), lecture, or lesson plan;
  4. Representative samples of scholarship;
  5. Diversity statement (This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity and inclusion in their professional careers.);
  6. List of three references with relevant contact information.


Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal. Finalists will also be asked to submit graduate transcripts. Please have these ready for submission.


Please direct questions to: Dr. Joshua Yang, Search Committee Chair, at jsyang@fullerton.edu.


Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 15, 2020.


Additional Information

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit



The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

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